4.9 Billion People Now Have Mobile Accounts

    First America, then Europe. The debt crisis has reached emerging markets, and The Economist explains.

    Where is the world’s groundwater?

    water

    Source:  Tech Times

     

    According to Ericsson’s most recent Mobility Report, the number of mobile subscriptions now outnumbers the world’s population:

    subscriptions

    Source:  Statista

    (Note:  Ericsson puts the number of actual mobile subscribers at 4.9 billion, leaving 2.4 billion people disconnected.)

     

    New  Zealand, anyone?

    business

    Source:  World Economic Forum

     

    More forgiveness?

    burgeoning

     

    What’s amiss in Iceland? And about what is Australia so depressed…?

    antidepressants

     

    Another sign of the times:

    Nest

     

    Domestic migration on deck:

    seas

    Source:  World Economic Forum

     

    Best places to grow old:

    age

     

    This is amusing:

    FED

    Source:  Wall Street Journal

     

    We really ought to do something about this:

    medicine

     

    Could this be why the U.S. is delaying interest rate increases?

    debt

     

    Tame inflation.

    prices

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